Chicago White Sox (72-84) at Detroit Tigers (86-70)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 23, 2014, 7:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -255 / Chicago White Sox +233 --- Over/Under: 8
The Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox face off on Tuesday at Tiger Stadium for game two of their series.
The Detroit Tigers took the loss on Monday to the White Sox and it dropped their lead over the Royals in the AL Central to just a game. Victor Martinez had two hits and Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter each had hits but the Tigers failed to score on six total hits. Kyle Lobstein allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five over 7.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-1 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Tigers start David Price who is having his worst numbers in five years since being traded to the Tigers. Since going to Detroit Price has allowed 62 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 66 over 61.2 innings for a 3-4 record and a 4.09 ERA.
The Chicago White Sox are playing for next year but they are also trying to play spoiler in the AL Central. Tyler Flowers hit a home run, Carlos Sanchez had a hit and scored, and Jose Abreu had a hit as the White Sox scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed six hits and struck out three over 7.2 scoreless innings to get the win and Jacob Petricka earned his 14th save. For Tuesday’s game the White Sox start Scott Carroll who is 5-10 with a 5.01 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA in his last three starts.
Detroit is 6-2 in their last eight home games, 7-4 as a favorite, and 1-4 in Price’s last five starts as a favorite. Chicago is 8-16 against a team with a winning record, 5-11 in their last 16 road games, and 0-4 in Carroll’s last four road starts. Chicago is 11-27 in their last 38 games in Detroit.
I like the Tigers chances but they are anything but a lock to beat Chicago here so it is just a lean.
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